The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. The stories in the 2013 Mission Yearbook were gathered around the question of Jesus to his disciples, “How many loaves have you?” from Mark 6:38. The book is filled with stories of God’s abundance in the face of overwhelming needs and a scarcity of resources.
Today in the Mission Yearbook: December 27, 2013
SAVANNAH PRESBYTERY, GEORGIA - Like many small rural congregations, Swainsboro Presbyterian Church’s membership had dwindled. While its situation was not unique, the congregation’s response was.
There is a large and growing Latino-a population that provides seasonal labor on area farms in the agricultural community of Swainsboro. A meeting with presbytery leaders and a Catholic priest revealed that workers who were Protestant had no place to worship. This was a perfect opportunity to create a mission church, and the Swainsboro session joyfully embraced it. As they set out to birth this ministry, they defined its purpose as bringing the gospel to the workers through worship and by providing a food pantry, language classes, and other social services.
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THE 2014 PRESBYTERIAN MISSION YEARBOOK - Where are the young adults? How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.
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